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12/11/2018

GreenLake Real Estate Fund, identified as the mortgage lender, bought the Parkway Plaza hotel in Casper, Wyo., for $15.5 million at a sheriff's foreclosure auction. The amount due on the mortgage was nearly $21.5 million.

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12/11/2018

After undergoing a $37 million renovation and reopening this year, the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake, N.Y., joined six other recipients of annual state awards for historic preservation. Other honorees included the Randolph Houses in Harlem and the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project.

12/11/2018

Third-quarter hospitality revenues in the San Antonio area reached $342 million, a $19 million increase over last year, according to locally based consulting firm Source Strategies Inc.

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Source Strategies Inc
12/11/2018

The late George H.W. Bush is memorialized at two sites at Texas A&M University that are somewhat lower in profile than the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The George hotel (honoring several noted Texans by that name) and the Poppy restaurant next door mark the legacy of the late 41st president.

12/11/2018

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Boston makes this list of the city's day spas. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental and Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa inside the Boston Harbor Hotel are also included.

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Haute Living online
12/11/2018

Online bookings continue to grow faster than direct channels, according to Hotelbeds. "It shows that consumers are generally more comfortable -- for a range of reasons -- with buying from intermediaries and on balance favor that over going to a hotel dot-com," says Sam Turner of Hotelbeds.

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eTurboNews
12/11/2018

Bergamos Spa Retreat near Houston, the Four Seasons Hotel Austin and Hiatus Spa + Retreat in San Antonio top this list of Texas spas to visit this holiday season.

12/11/2018

Included on this list of vegan-friendly spas are Suffolk, England's Detox Barn, featuring a plant-based diet in addition to wellness activities such as yoga and meditation, and France's Chateau de Mouillac, which offers a raw food cleanse.

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LiveKindly (Canada)
12/11/2018

The hair trend for 2019 appears to be warmer colors and a shift away from lighter shades. "A dirty brunette has a more neutral, smoky vibe rather than super icy or super warm shades," stylist Riawna Capri says.

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Refinery29
12/11/2018

Xenia Hotels has purchased the former Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, and rebranded it the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. This is the company's 41st property.

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